This started off as a comment on Karen's blog in response to her post and question about dream houses, but I realised it would be way too long as a comment, and since I hadn't yet decided what my topic would be today, I decided to kill two birds with one stone.
We are constantly thinking about our dream house (or should I say houses, since one of our dreams is to have a house in France and another in Grenada). In fact when we first started dating and things got serious we had a whole conversation describing what our house would be like if money was no object.
My husband is the cook, so for him a large, well equipped kitchen in non-negotiable. For me a scraproom/ craft room/ office is imperative (in fact at least once a day when I get frustrated in my tiny creative space I shout " I NEED a ROOM!" This tends to fall on deaf ears). We will also need a wine cellar, that goes without saying. Lucas is a huge music buff (he plays the saxophone and also owns a bass guitar,emphasis on owns) and since his brother is a professional musician, a sound proof music room, from my point of view, has to be taken into consideration. A large master bedroom with walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom has always been one of my dreams. I really want to have a sitting area in there, a comfy chair for reading, and a nice sofa.
Lucas loves having his friends over (and most of them are into music as well), and I know he would love to have a hang out lounge, a kind of entertainment area, for watching movies, listening to music etc. We'd probably put a huge dining table in there because he enjoys nothing better than cooking for 20 + people. In fact it has taken him at least a year to learn how to cook for 2.
I suppose one day we'll have children (that's another long topic for another day) so of course bedrooms for them (why am I speaking in the plural?), maybe a playroom, and definitely at least one guest bedroom. Whichever country we have a house in we will be having guests, so that's important. I'd love to have a laundry/mudroom for all those household tasks, I prefer to keep those kind of things out of the way (impossible in a tiny 1-bedroom apartment). And of course we'd have the standard living room and dining room.
It's wonderful to dream isn't it? And now I think I need to go apply for a job.